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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (Spain)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
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Josep Borrell, Current minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Agency overview
Formed 4 December 1714
as "First Secretary of State"
Preceding agencies
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1938-2008)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2008-2018)
Jurisdiction Government of Spain
Headquarters Santa Cruz Palace (Madrid)
Minister responsible
Child agencies
Website exteriores.gob.es
Headquarters of the Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain (Spanish: Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación) is a department of the Government of Spain in charge of Spain's foreign relations. The present incumbent of that Ministry is Mr. Josep Borrell who is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

Responsibilities

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation is a department of the General Administration responsible for:[1]

  • Planning, managing, carrying out and evaluating the State foreign policy and the international cooperation policy for development, paying special attention to the ones in relation to the European Union and Ibero-America.
  • Coordinating and supervising all actions done in this areas by the other Ministries and Public Administrations.
  • Promoting international economic, cultural and scientific relationships.
  • Taking part in suggesting and carrying out the migratory policy.
  • Promoting cross-border and interterritorial cooperation.
  • Protecting Spaniards abroad.
  • Preparing, negotiating and processing the international treaties which Spain is part of.

Structure

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is organised in the following superior bodies:[2]

  • The Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs.
  • The Secretary of State for the European Union.
  • The Secretary of State of International Cooperation and for Ibero-America.

See also

References

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